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Yucatan's capital lacks trees to provide relief from the heat. Photo: Sipse Merida's forestry and other environmental contingencies...
April is one of Merida's hottest months. Photo: Desde el Balcon Merida, Yucatan — "It was brutal."
Keeping hydrated is critical, but you can't go from hot to cool too rapidly.
Responding to extreme heat that has lasted for days, the National Coordination of Civil Protection on Thursday issued an Extraordinary Emergency Declaration for most of Yucatán.
May is the hottest month in Yucatán, but with the canícula, a broader swath of Mexico feels the heat.
Beer and soda is refreshing, but drinking water is unbeatable in the heat, the public is reminded.